Criterions and LogicNets Partner to Deliver AUC Solution
LogicNets and Criterions have joined forces to provide a solution for you to meet the AUC validation requirements under PAMA. The LogicNets AUC Solution is a cloud service that lets you easily confirm that an advanced imaging order for Medicare/Medicaid patients is appropriate based on your patient scenario. When done, it generates the new reimbursement codes CMS now requires with your imaging orders.
We recommend that you acquire the LogicNets secure online service to meet the CMS requirement. We are preparing upcoming versions of our software to directly integrate with the AUC Solution. In the meantime, you can use LogicNets’ standalone AUC Validation Portal to easily generate the validation information and copy it into the ordering workflow.
The Solution: Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for Advanced Imaging
Why AUC is a Requirement?
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) currently require all providers to use a Clinical Decision Support Mechanism (“CDSM”) to electronically validate advanced imaging orders using approved online guidelines. On January 1, 2021 imaging centers will not be reimbursed for orders that do not include this information and so it is vital that ordering physicians be able to perform the validation without impacting their workflow.
LogicNets AUC Solution pricing is simple — you acquire the AUC capacity at a fixed price per consultation, just as you would pre-fill a phone card. Low-volume orders start at $1 per consultation. There are no setup fees or other charges. You buy the capacity you need and then re-stock at your discretion to accommodate upcoming use.
About the LogicNets AUC Solution
The LogicNets AUC Solution is an affordable and secure online service for rapidly evaluating a patient scenario and either validating that an order is appropriate or recommending appropriate alternatives. The solution draws on CMS-qualified guidelines developed by Intermountain Healthcare. It can run in the background when integrated with an EHR and automatically switches to an interactive visual mode to collect clinical information from you to complete the validation. The solution provides a unique visual diagnostic pathways view of the guidance, making it easy for you to indicate key factors and be aware of and evaluate alternative approaches if necessary. The LogicNets standalone portal, which can be accessed separately from the patient record, provides an easy and efficient means of indicating a service to be ordered and then validating appropriateness. For your most common procedures, it provides “top scenario” shortcuts to complete validation in two clicks. It also enables electronic collaboration where ordering physicians, their proxies, and furnishing staff can all have access to the portal to setup validations and indicate acceptance without email or faxes.
Access the AUC Solution
To get the service, simply go to LogicNets.com/auc. You can read more about the solution there and you can gain access to the service by clicking on the “Sign Up” button. Be sure to enter “Criterions” in the space for additional information to indicate that you will be using the service in conjunction with Criterions software. Once you’ve filled in your basic information, LogicNets will create an account for you and contact you with instructions on how to access. If you have any questions or issues you can use the interactive chat feature or contact LogicNets at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202.715.3725.
This Complete EHR is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by an ONC-ACB in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Criterions EHR 3.0 Complete EHR Ambulatory
Holds Certificate No. 03212014-2401-5 Date Certified: 03/21/2014
Modules Tested: 170.314(a)(1-15); 170.314(b)(1-5, 7); 170.314(c)(1-3); 170.314(d)(1-9); 170.314(e)(1-3); 170.314(f)(1-3); 170.314(g)(2-4)
Clinical Quality Measures tested: CMS122v2; CMS126v2; CMS134v2; CMS138v2; CMS146v2; CMS148v2; CMS154v2; CMS165v2; CMS166v3
Additional software used: NewCropRx, MS Excel, EMR Direct phiMail Server
This certified product-version may require ongoing monthly costs to support online patient service, direct messaging, or ePrescribing.
This certified product-version may require one-time costs to establish interfaces for reporting to immunization registries, cancer registries, and public health agencies.
Support for integration of this certified product-version with other ONC certified systems may require additional one-time costs.